ID Addicts know that Homicide Hunter Lieutenant Joe Kenda is one of the most quotable guys around. Here’s a roundup of Kenda’s greatest quips from his talk at IDCon 2016 on June 11:
“Everybody either hated me or was afraid of me.”
On his life before Homicide Hunter.
“You’re under arrest for first-degree murder. If you don’t do exactly what I say I’m going to kill you.”
His warning to suspects under arrest.
“Are you going to die today or are you going to get arrested?”
Follow up question to suspects who didn’t heed the warning.
“If you did for a living what I do, you’d remember it too.”
On how he remembers his cases in such detail.
“I signed up to pull guns on people and kick down doors, and that’s what I do.”
On life as a homicide detective.
“They didn’t ask to be a part of this. They weren’t involved when the decision was made to take a life.”
On his compassion for a suspect’s family.
“Looking for sympathy? Look it up in the dictionary. It’s between shit and syphilis.”
On suspects who try to win his sympathy.
Stay-tuned for more coverage from this weekend’s first ever IDCON! And if you cannot get enough Kenda, check out the Detective Podcast!